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Curious Toys

(2019)
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An intrepid young woman stalks a murderer through turn-of-the-century Chicago in "this rich, spooky, and atmospheric thriller that will appeal to fans of Henry Darger and Erik Larson alike" (Sarah McCarry).

In the sweltering summer of 1915, Pin, the 14-year-old daughter of a carnival fortune-teller, dresses as a boy and joins a teenage gang that roams the famous Riverview amusement park, looking for trouble.

Unbeknownst to the well-heeled city-dwellers and visitors who come to enjoy the midway, the park is also host to a ruthless killer who uses the shadows of the dark carnival attractions to conduct his crimes. When Pin sees a man enter the Hell Gate ride with a young girl, and emerge alone, she knows that something horrific has occurred.

The crime will lead her to the iconic outsider artist Henry Darger, a brilliant but seemingly mad man. Together, the two navigate the seedy underbelly of a changing city to uncover a murderer few even know to look for.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Curious Toys
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
ISBN: 0-316-48588-8 / 978-0-316-48588-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Curious Toys
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
ISBN: 1-5491-5441-9 / 978-1-5491-5441-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette B and Blackstone Publishing
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October 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Curious Toys: Library Edition
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
ISBN: 1-5491-5439-7 / 978-1-5491-5439-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Curious Toys
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Curious Toys
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Curious Toys
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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